Community groups join forces to host job fair
October 26, 2011
By Dan Catchpole
Two community groups have joined together to host a free job fair that will include networking opportunities.
The New Livelihoods Job Fair is scheduled for Nov. 5 and is being hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network and Transition Snoqualmie Valley.
“The overarching vision of the fair is to stimulate our local economy and spark new vitality, a new livelihood in the face of challenging economic times,” Kristy Trione, executive director of Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, said in a statement.
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, will speak at the fair.
Job seekers will be able to find local businesses with open positions, résumé and interview coaching, and business card creation.
People interested in finding new careers can attend sessions about starting a business and identifying new income opportunities.
The Coalition for Attainable Financial Education is sponsoring a workshop called “Managing Your Credit Reputation.”
More employers these days do credit checks on job applicants before making an employment offer. The workshop will cover how to maintain or achieve a good credit score.
Participants should bring a copy of their credit report obtained through www.annualcreditreport.com, the official website of the three major credit bureaus. For anyone needing help in getting a credit report, Rob Wotton, branch manager of Sterling Savings Bank in North Bend, will offer assistance from 8:30-9:20 a.m.
CAFE serves north and east King County, raising awareness of financial issues.
In all there will be more than 25 workshops to attend. For a complete list, go to www.newlivelihoods.net/workshops.
The fair is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Chief Kanim Middle School, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall City.
Local chefs will have food for sale. Activities will be available for children 3 and older.
Register for the fair at www.newlivelihoods.net/register.
Dan Catchpole: 392-6434, ext. 246, or firstname.lastname@example.org.